2 Bloom’s Taxonomy is a chart of ideas What is it?Bloom’s Taxonomy is a chart of ideasA Taxonomy is an arrangement of ideasor a way to group things togetherNamed after the creator, Benjamin Bloom
3 You may see the levels organized differently in other charts Bloom’s TaxonomyYou may see the levels organized differently in other charts
4 The levels of thinkingThere are six levels of learning according to Dr. BloomThe levels build on one another. The six levels all have to do with thinking.Level one is the lowest level of thinkingLevel six is the highest level of thinkingKnowledgeComprehensionApplicationAnalysisSynthesisEvaluation
5 Knowledge or Remembering observation and recall of informationknowledge of dates, events, placesknowledge of major ideasmastery of subject matterKey words: list, define, tell, describe, identify, show, label, collect, examine, tabulate, quote, name, who, when, where, etc.
6 Knowledge/Remembering- Do it… Write a list of vegetables.
7 Comprehension or Understanding understanding informationgrasp meaningtranslate knowledge into new contextinterpret facts, compare, contrastorder, group, infer causespredict consequencesKey words: summarize, describe, interpret, contrast, predict, associate, distinguish, estimate, differentiate, discuss, extend
8 Comprehension/ Understanding- Do it… Retell the story of the “Three Little Pigs” in your own words.
9 Application or Applying use informationuse methods, concepts, theories in new situationssolve problems using required skills or knowledgeKey words: apply, demonstrate, calculate, complete, illustrate, show, solve, examine, modify, relate, change, classify, experiment, discover
10 Application/Applying- Do it… Make a model of a swing set with paper and explain how it works.
11 Analysis or Analyzing seeing patterns organization of parts recognition of hidden meaningsidentification of componentsKey words: analyze, separate, order, explain, connect, classify, arrange, divide, compare, select, explain, infer
12 Analysis/ Analyzing- Do it… Make a family tree showing relationships.
13 Synthesis or Creating use old ideas to create new ones generalize from given factsrelate knowledge from several areaspredict, draw conclusionsKey words: combine, integrate, modify, rearrange, substitute, plan, create, design, invent, what if?, compose, formulate, prepare, generalize, rewrite
14 Synthesis/Creating- Do it… Design a magazine cover that would appeal to kids in your class.
15 Evaluation or Evaluating compare and discriminate between ideasassess value of theories, presentationsmake choices based on reasoned argumentverify value of evidencerecognize subjectivityKey words assess, decide, rank, grade, test, measure, recommend, convince, select, judge, explain, discriminate, support, conclude, compare, summarize
16 Evaluation/Evaluating- Do it… Make a booklet about 5 rules you see as important. Convince others.
17 Bloom’s Taxonomy and Research When doing research you should always start with the lower levels of thinkingYou must have basic knowledge before you can advance to deeper ideasOne great way to improve your knowledge is to READ, READ, READ about your research topicWhen doing research, always be sure to stretch your thinking to the higher levels of thinkingAfter you’ve explored your basic knowledge base, challenge your self to new ideasAlways keep a Bloom’s Taxonomy “cheat” sheet with you to help you hit the higher levels of thinking
18 BLOOM’S REVISED TAXONOMY Breaking information into parts to explore understandings and relationshipsComparing, organising, deconstructing, interrogating, findingAnalysingRecognising, listing, describing, retrieving, naming, findingRememberingRecalling informationInterpreting, summarising, paraphrasing, classifying, explainingExplaining ideas or conceptsUnderstandingBLOOM’S REVISED TAXONOMYGenerating new ideas, products, or ways of viewing thingsDesigning, constructing, planning, producing, inventing.CreatingChecking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, judgingJustifying a decision or course of actionEvaluatingUsing information in another familiar situationImplementing, carrying out, using, executingApplyingSource: